A gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town.
Carrie wants a normal life.
Carrie Lawrence doesn’t need a happily ever after. She’ll just settle for “after.” After a decade of helping her sister hide her victims. After a lifetime of lies. She just wants to be safe, boring, and not trekking through the woods at night with a dead body wrapped in a carpet.
Becca wants to get away with murder.
Becca Lawrence doesn’t believe in happily ever after because she’s already happy. She’s gotten away with murder for a decade and has blackmailed her sister into helping her hide the evidence—what more could a girl want?
But first they have to stop a serial killer.
When thirteen bodies are discovered in their small town, people are shocked. But not as shocked as Carrie, who thought she knew all the details of Becca’s sordid pastime. When Becca swears she’s not behind the grisly new crimes, they realize the town has a second serial killer who has the sisters in his sights, and what he wants is . . . Carrie.
Over the last 10 years in Brampton, Maine, 28-year-old Carrie Lawrence, the narrator of Murphy's unsettling, blackly humorous debut, has reluctantly helped her serial killer sister, 30-year-old Becca, bury 12 bodies. Sociopath Becca, who has been a serial killer since her teens, keeps Carrie in line by saying she has planted DNA on each of her victims that will implicate Carrie. Life hasn't been great for Carrie, who both loves and fears her sister, but at least she knows her enemy. Then the police unearth a dozen bodies in a Brampton park, each missing a foot, and the sisters realize there's another serial killer in town, whom the press dubs Footloose. Becca and Carrie wind up matching wits with Footloose, who has his eye on the sisters, in a deadly contest that Becca thinks is fun but terrifies Carrie. Who will survive remains far from clear as the action builds to a series of unexpected twists. Murphy sensitively explores the bonds of sisterhood amid all the murder and mayhem. Those looking for an offbeat serial killer thriller will have fun.